HC Deb 26 February 1912 vol 34 cc1152-3W

asked the Secretary for the Colonies if his attention has been called to the Imperial Homes Reunion Association of Canada (Winnipeg and other Districts), and to the services performed by this association in assisting emigrants who have settled in the Dominions and have given proof of fitness, such assistance being to enable them to be joined by their families and helped in their expenses before the emigrant himself may have saved sufficient to pay for the passages; whether he can state how many British families have left this country during the past year under the auspices of the association; and whether, in regard to the Imperial advantages of such a system, the Government can see their way to co-operate in this movement?


I am aware of the work of the association, but am not in possesion of details. The attitude of His Majesty's Government in reference to assisted emigration was explained by the President of the Local Government Board at the Imperial Conference, and does not contemplate the provision of financial assistance to emigration.

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